VACANCY: Post of Deputy Postmaster General

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE (Postal Services)

RELATIONSHIPS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for the effective management of Business Development and International Relations;
  • Effectively manages assigned sections and sub offices;
  • Reports to the Postmaster General or any other duly authorised officer on matters relating to work in progress.
DUTIES AND TASKS
  1. Assists with the operational and financial management of the Postal Service;
  2. Develops a sound operational plan for provision of an efficient postal service;
  3. Develops and implements a sound marketing strategy for postal products and services;
  4. Develops and implements a business development plan;
  5. Oversees the ICT infrastructure of the postal service, strengthens the capability of the Postal Service through the use of up-to-date technology;
  6. Manages the development and implementation of the Postal Service Information Systems;
  7. Advises the Postmaster General on postal affairs;
  8. Manages customer care of the postal service;
  9. Manages overseas procurement of goods and services;
  10. Attends meetings on behalf of the Postal Service;
  11. Manages stamp production and philately;
  12. Manages Universal Postal Union communications;
  13. Manages international postal affairs;
  14. Conducts in-house training;
  15. Investigates accidents or complaints of a hazardous nature;
  16. Assists in preparing the annual operational budget;
  17. Assists in reviewing and implementing mail security measures;
  18. Assists in negotiations with stakeholders including air carriers;
  19. Any other duties assigned by the Postmaster General.
CONDITIONS
  • Required to perform duties in accordance with the Postal and Public Service Regulations and Finance (Administration) Act;
  • Institutional support is provided through appropriate Civil Service Regulations, Statutory instruments and Departmental guidelines;
  • Salary is in accordance with the terms stipulated by Government of Saint Lucia in the Estimates of Expenditure/Collective Agreements;
  • The officer must avail himself/herself for personal development and career advancement opportunities;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and required to own and maintain a motor vehicle in proper working condition, for the performance of his/her duties;
  • Functions in a scheduled travelling post and will receive travelling and mileage in accordance with approved rates.
EVALUATION METHOD
  • Effective implementation of responsibilities, duties and tasks as outlined in the job description;
  • Timely completion of assignments and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Report quality as indicated by its clarity and precision;
  • Compliance with departmental guidelines and standard operating procedures outlined
    in the departmental procedure manual;
  • Proven knowledge, understanding and application of Civil Services Rules and Regulations;
  • Achievement of post office goals/objectives.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
  1. Ability to work effectively with team members and customers, both internal and external;
  2. Proven knowledge and understanding of, and the effective application of Postal Regulations, Customs Laws/Regulations, Civil Service Rules and Financial Regulations;
  3. Proven knowledge and understanding of, and the effective application of Postal Regulations, Customs Laws/Regulations, Civil Service Rules and Financial Regulations;
  4. Sound knowledge of industrial relations, and laws and regulations governing employment;
  5. A high level of individual initiative, planning and good judgment;
  6. Effective decision making skills;
  7. Effective time management skills;
  8. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  9. Foster an amicable working environment;
  10. Advance sales and marketing skills, project management skills, training, coaching and mentoring skills;
  11. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
  1. Master of Science, Master of Business Administration or Master of Arts Degree in
    Business, Management, Public Administration or a related field plus four (4) years’
    experience in a post at Grade 12 and above;
    OR
  2. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, Management, or other related Social Science
    plus ten(10) years’ experience in a post at Grade 14 and above.
SALARY
Salary is at the rate of EC $73,541.06 per annum (Grade 17, Step 1).

Applications should be made on the prescribed Government of Saint Lucia application form along with certified copies of documents pertaining to qualifications, plus two (2) recent references and one (1) passport sized photograph, and should be addressed to:

The Secretary
Public Service Commission
Sir Stanislaus James Building
The Waterfront
Castries, St. Lucia


To reach her no later than August 04, 2017.

Only suitable candidates will be acknowledged.

Please be advised that candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and experience may not be considered for an interview; only the candidates with the best qualifications and experience will be short listed for interviews.